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Full text of "The New World Order"

THE END OF AN AGE
we can see that below this fair surface of things,
disruptive forces were steadily gathering strength.
But these disruptive forces played a compara-
tively small role in the world spectacle of half a
century ago, when the ideas of that older genera-
tion which still dominates our political life and
the political education of its successors, were
formed.   It is from the conflict of those Balance
of Power and private enterprise ideas, half a
century old, with these ever-growing disruptive f
forces, that one of the~*Ģiain stresses of our time*
arises.    These ideas worked fairly well in their*
period and it is still with extreme reluctance that.
our rulers, teachers, politicians, face the necessity
for a profound mental adaptation of their views,
methods and interpretations to these disruptive^
forces that once seemed so negligible and which
are now shattering their old order completely.
It was because of this belief in a growing good-^
will among nations, because of the general satis-
faction with things as they were, that the German
declarations of war in 1914 aroused such a storm
of indignation throughout the entire comfortable
world. It was felt that the German Kaiser had
broken the tranquillity of the world club,
wantonly and needlessly. The war was fought
" against the Hohenzollerns." They were to be
expelled from the club, certain punitive fines were
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